FITZ WINE RECEIVES FIVE GOLDS AT THE NATIONAL WINE AWARDS OF CANADA 2018

Gordon Fitzpatrick, President of Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards, is pleased to announce that their winery was the recipient of five gold medals at the National Wine Awards of Canada 2018. All seven of the Fitz wines submitted won medals, with the signature sparkling wines capturing 4 golds. Listed below are the gold medal winners recognized by … Read moreFITZ WINE RECEIVES FIVE GOLDS AT THE NATIONAL WINE AWARDS OF CANADA 2018

Evolve Cellars’ Riesling 2016 Wins BC Wine of the Year

Results are in for 2018 BC Best of Varietal Wine Awards     ENCORE Vineyards is proud to share that Summerland’s Evolve Cellars’ Riesling 2016 ($19) has won BC Wine of the Year at this year’s British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Awards, presented by Okanagan Wine Festival.   A classic Riesling that is well-balanced with stone fruit, … Read moreEvolve Cellars’ Riesling 2016 Wins BC Wine of the Year

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Dirty Laundry Vineyard

  It takes a commanding wine to pair with foie gras and we were treated to just the right bubbly to carry it off with panache at the Bubbles and Brunch at Terrafina by RauDZ at Hester Creek for the inaugural Chef meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine & Food Experience. BC VQA Okanagan Valley Dirty … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Dirty Laundry Vineyard

Toasting the New Year

  What better way to say good-bye to 2016 and welcome in 2017, that with a delicious glass of BC bubbly. We are so lucky to have so many top quality, locally made sparkling wines to choose from in our province. One of the very first was Stellar’s Jay, which captured a lot of attention … Read moreToasting the New Year

Reds that Sparkle at the Vancouver International Wine Fest

My first introduction to sparkling red wine was a sparkling Shiraz from Australia many years ago.  It was quite surprising at that time, and was a nice pairing with Thanksgiving turkey.  Fast forward to the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2016. Italy is the theme country, with it’s wide range of indigenous grapes and wine styles. … Read moreReds that Sparkle at the Vancouver International Wine Fest

Some Sparkling Options for New Years Eve

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, you are having a party with family and friends, but what festive wine to buy?  Champagne, Cremant, Prosecco, other?  Fortunately there is a wide variety of sparkling wines from around the world that you can choose from.  Below are a couple that won’t set you back too … Read moreSome Sparkling Options for New Years Eve

Have You Tried Steller’s Jay Pinnacle Sparkling Wine?

We all love to love our local wines.  When we think of BC wines probably the first thing that jumps to your mind would be aromatic white wines like Pinot Gris or Gewurztraminer.  A few of you may have gone the red route, and mentioned Syrah or Merlot.  But what I would like to introduce … Read moreHave You Tried Steller’s Jay Pinnacle Sparkling Wine?